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2014 JAMBOFREE and WORKSHOPS
FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 6


View Daily Lecture Schedules Online:
Thursday - Friday Afternoon - Saturday - Sunday

7:00 a.m.
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12:00 p.m.
Pre-registered registration material pickup opens at 7:00 a.m. on the Green, the west side of the Convention Center. Walk-in sales will not open until 12:00 noon.

8:30 a.m.
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FR000A - "Research Morning at SCGS Family Research Library." The SCGS Family Research Library will be open Friday morning for Jamboree registrants. Transportation will be provided between the Marriott and the SCGS Library. Visitors are welcome to drive their own cars to the SCGS Library, which is less than 2 miles from the Marriott. Passengers for this tour should meet at the far east side of the Convention Center, by the bus shelter, no later than 8:15. The shuttle will return to the Convention Center getween 11:30 and 12:00 noon. Passengers will be required to provide a signed tour release form.

Additional fee required. Limited to 30 attendees.

8:30 a.m.
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12:00 p.m.

Ye Olde Handwriting Workshop

Michael Leclerc - FR000B - "Reading and Understanding Old Documents." Learn how to read handwriting of earlier eras so you can read and understand original records of your ancestors.

Additional fee required. Limited to 20 attendees.

8:30 a.m.
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12:00 p.m.

German Gothic Handwriting Workshop

F. Warren Bittner, CG
- FR000C - "German Gothic Handwriting – Anyone Can Read It." Learn to read German Gothic handwriting used in records of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Scandinavia. See examples from many areas and learn to decipher it.

Additional fee required. Limited to 20 attendees.

9:00 a.m.
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12:00 p.m.

Dick Humphrey - FR000D -"Introduction to Genealogy - First Steps." Learn the fundamentals of family research from experienced genealogys. Avoid common mistakes, develop strong skills and leave knowing the basic information necessary to grow every family tree. Master the use of census records, pedigree charts and family group sheets.

No cost; registration required. Limited to 100 attendees.

 

 


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Session #2
9:45 a.m.
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Session #3
11:00 a.m
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Genealogy Society Development Workshop
No cost; registration required. Limited to 100 attendees.

D. Joshua Taylor and Elyse Doerflinger
- FR000E1 - "Engaging the Next Generation." This session is sponsored by the NextGen Genealogy Network. This presentation will give attendees a variety of ideas on how to attract a new generation of society members and address the needs of growing society within the confines of a limited budget and/or technology.

Gena Philibert-Ortega - FR000E2 - "Ten Tips for Finding Newletter Content." This session is sponsored by GenealogyBank. You have just been asked to edit your society newsletter, now what? Writing and editing a society newsletter is a vital job in the overall health of a society. The newsletter’s mission can be a complex one including; informing members, potential members and non-members or upcoming events and projects, exposing members to new genealogical methods, research, websites and technology, providing a place where members can pass along information and get assistance and perhaps even a vehicle for some fundraising. With all that a society newsletter can be, it can feel like an overwhelming job that never ends. Whether you are a new newsletter editor or have been doing it awhile and need some new ideas, the ideas in this session will make your newsletter a must read and most importantly make your job much easier.

Randy Whited - FR000E3 - "Making the Case: Change and Technology in Your Society." This session will confront the "We've always done it that way" mentality within a lot of societies, especially when faced with new technology or interacting with our membership or the public. We will tackle how to ‘sell’ the effort to the leadership and the tools needed to be successful.

Session #1
9:00 a.m
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10:15 a.m.

Session #2
10:45 a.m.
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12:00 p.m.

SCGS - FR000G1 and FR000G2- "Genealogy World Roundtable Discussions." Take this opportunity to join informal small-group discussions to share ideas about your specific research questions. Several DNA topic tables will be available. Whether it's an ethnic group or geographic area, a research method, the round table discussions help you meet fellow researchers. Who knows? You might even make a Cousin Connection!

If you are interested in serving as a table host (topic experience not necessary but preferred), please email jamboreevolunteers@scgsgenealogy.com.

 

8:30 a.m.
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9:45 a.m.
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Librarians' Genealogy Boot Camp
No cost; registration required. Limited to 100 attendees.

George G. Morgan and Drew Smith, MLS - FR000H1 - "Good Cop, Better Cop: How to Politely Interrogate Your Patron." Learn how to help your patron identify and focus on their genealogical research need while still allowing them to tell their family story.

Drew Smith MLS - FR000H2 - "Quick and Easy Video Tutorials: How to Educate Your Patrons 24/7." Your newest genealogy patrons may not have set foot in your library, and might never! So how can you create video tutorials for them using free tools and then publish them online? In this session, we’ll demonstrate how easy it to produce and publish simple videos that educate your patrons about your facility, your services, your online resources, and the best genealogical practices.

George G. Morgan - FR000H3 - "Fine-Tuning Your Genealogy Collection: How to Provide the Resources Your Patrons Need." Every genealogy library needs a good core collection of resources that can meet the needs of most patrons, but your local demographics should determine your collection’s focus and development. Learn how to maximize the use of your physical space by providing the right mix of print, microfilm, and online genealogy resources.

 

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Jamboree and SCGS: What You Should Know
No cost; registration required. Limited to 100 attendees.

SCGS - FR000I1 - "Jamboree and SCGS: SCGS Member Orientation." Whether you've just joined or you're a long-time member, come hear about the projects benefits, interest groups and other aspects of membership in the Southern California Genealogical Society.

SCGS - FR000I2 - "Jamboree and SCGS: All Things Jamboree." Where are the "little genealogists' rooms?" What's this about an app? What are these Pink Sheets and how do I read them? What sessions are best for a newbie? You'll be a Jamboree expert after attending this orientation session. Especially recommended for first-time attendees.

 

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